The First Chapter of a New Book

Monday this week was the beginning of the Passover. This is a good time to take a look at some history on Ecclesiastical Dress. Over the years there seemed to… Read more The First Chapter of a New Book

April’s Goals

We have many projects under way here at Ecclesiastical Sewing. We have our new Luther Rose Brocade Fabric to develop; we have many new embroideries becoming available; and we are… Read more April’s Goals

A Reader’s Labor of Love: Making Liturgical Vestments

Tonight we would like to share something special. It is the story of a labor of love. The story began quite a  number of months ago. I was delighted when… Read more A Reader’s Labor of Love: Making Liturgical Vestments

What is needed for Vestment Makers?

As we continue to grow Ecclesiastical Sewing in 2017, it seems appropriate to stop and ask our faithful readers what are the things on your “wish lists” when it comes… Read more What is needed for Vestment Makers?

Liturgical Brocades: Fabrics for Making Church Vestments

The term brocade evokes images of rich fabrics with elegant designs. It is true that nice quality brocade fabrics are difficult to find. Yet we are blessed at Ecclesiastical Sewing to have a number of nice brocades to offer for use in making church vestments. For those who may not be familiar with Ecclesiastical Sewing, or who may be new to our blog and company, I would like to take a moment and share who we are and what we are about. Ecclesiastical Sewing is not only the name of… Read more Liturgical Brocades: Fabrics for Making Church Vestments

White Liturgical Religious Fabrics for Making Church Vestments

Advent is a season of preparation that leads up to one of the most Festive seasons in the Church year. Christmas will soon be here, and with it comes the… Read more White Liturgical Religious Fabrics for Making Church Vestments

The Protestant Reformation And Its Importance To Ecclesiastical Sewing

Did you know that next fall is going to be a very special year? October 31st, 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. For Protestant churches, this is… Read more The Protestant Reformation And Its Importance To Ecclesiastical Sewing

The Chasuble Percy Dearmer

Did you ever look at a poncho and think that it reminded you of something familiar? We know that the poncho, a Spanish garment, originated in Spain and today is… Read more The Chasuble Percy Dearmer

Vestments and How to Make Them by Lilla Weston

Sundays are a great day to relax and enjoy a good read.  One of my favorite vestment books is an old classic on the topic of Liturgical Sewing.  Like many books in my vast library on the topic of vestment making, Ecclesiastical Embroidery and the making of church linens, the book of choice for this evening is, well, vintage, if a book can be called that. Or perhaps classic might be a better term. However one looks at it, the book on my work table this evening (at least one… Read more Vestments and How to Make Them by Lilla Weston

Chalice Veil Orphreys

Have you ever wondered or thought about using one of the beautiful Ecclesiastical Fabrics to make vestments for your church or parish?  You may have looked at a few fabrics,… Read more Chalice Veil Orphreys
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